We sell St. Augustine- Floratam & Classic, Centipede, Bermuda, Bahia, Zoysia.
Bermuda (Certified 419)- Bermuda is the most popular selection for lawns in our area. Bermuda provides a deep green turf and handles foot-traffic well. Bermuda requires full sun and does not tolerate shade. For best results seed between April 15- Aug. 15 and sod May 1-Sept. 15
Centipede- Known as the "lazy man's grass" centipede is our favorite choice for low-maintenance. It's especially good for larger lawns as it requires less frequent mowing. Centipede lawns do not require liming and are the most shade tolerant of the warm season grasses. For best results seed between April 15- July 15 and sod May 1- Sept. 1.
Zoysia- "Meyers" Zoysia is known as the cadillac of lawn grasses. The turf is a deep vibrant green and very dense. Zoysia needs sun and will thin out considerable near the root systems of large trees. We recommend Zoysia for smaller lawns (10,000 Sq. Ft. or under). For best results sod between May 1- Sept 1.
St. Augustine- St. Augustine can be grown in our area, but is probably the least popular. "Raleigh" is the most cold hardy variety we know of. Grows in sun however shade tolerance is good. "Classic" variety is a mixture of Palmetto and Bitter Blue. "Floratam" is best for full sun. For best results sod between May 1- Sept 1.
Bahia- Bahia is a warm season grass, resistant to drought, disease and insect attacks. Will survive in a variety of soils from sandy to clay and other infertile, dry soils. Requires some maintenance. The grass will thin out over time and has a low tolerance to many weed control herbicides. It does will in lawns and along highways, and is best used in sunny areas in warm humid regions.
| ||Centipede ||419 Bermuda ||St. Augustine ||Zoysia |
|Leaf texture ||Medium ||Fine to medium ||Coarse ||Fine to medium |
|Soil type required ||Wide range; grows well on sandy, acidic, infertile soil ||Wide range; fertile is best ||Wide range ||Wide range |
|Establishment rate ||Moderate ||Very fast ||Fast ||Very slow |
|Recuperative ability ||Poor ||Excellent ||Good ||Poor- will recover but slowly |
|Wear resistance ||Poor ||Very good/ excellent ||Fair ||Excellent |
|Cold tolerance ||Very poor ||Poor to fair ||Least tolerant ||Fair to good |
|Heat tolerance ||Excellent ||Excellent ||Excellent ||Excellent |
|Drought tolerance ||Poor ||Good ||Fair ||Excellent |
|Shade tolerance ||Fair to good ||Very poor ||Excellent ||Good |
|Maintenance level ||Low ||Medium to high ||Medium ||Medium |
|Mowing height (in.) ||1 - 2 ||0.5 -1 on lawns |
0.2 on greens
|1.5 - 3 ||0.5 - 2 |
|Disease potential ||Low ||High ||High ||Medium |